So, I have an ASUS V551LA touch and sometimes when I close it, and try to use it again, it won't start up again, but sometimes it will. If the first light on it is on (which is a little lightbulb) and it's closed, it will not start up and I have to forcibly turn it off and then turn it back on. Luckily, I've gotten into the habit of always saving my work when I close it, but it's annoying to not have a more reliable laptop. Is there any way to fix this problem or is my laptop just showing its age?
First make sure that the laptop is using the most current version of the power management software. If not, update the drivers. Follow these steps:
1. Go to "Control Panel" and then click "Device Manager".
2. Double click and open "System Devices".
3. Right-click "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System".
4. Now choose "Update Driver Software".
5. Carefully read all the instructions onscreen.
You may wish to also repeat these instructions, but right-click "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller" in Step 3. (if located on your system)
If this doesn't work, you may need to go to the laptop manufacturer’s website and search their support section and locate any new power management drivers for your laptop make and model.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not remove any ACPI entries. Doing so may disable some of your laptop’s power management features, such as the ability to put it to sleep by pressing the Power button. It is also a tad complicated to reinstall those features, so best to avoid the problem all together.